There is something deeply chilling about a performance which starts with more actors than the tiny stage can comfortably accommodate and ends with one single dead body sprawled out as part of the scenery; an adamant, apathetic reminder of the story which you have just watched unfold. And Then There Were None is, beyond doubt, […]
Welcome Team Worries
Members of the University of Exeter Students’ Guild Welcome Team have expressed concerns with regard to changes made to the initiative’s organisation both prior to and during Freshers’ Week 2017. Welcome Team participants, known for their bright pink presence throughout Exeter from Arrivals Weekend until the Freshers’ Fair, disclosed a dual concern to Exeposé about […]
The Boat Shed
There is something truly magical about the Quay on a bright, clear evening. After winding your way down through the hustle and bustle of town, there is a certain purity of air and light which glints flirtatiously off of the quiet water, daring you to relinquish the tension and speed which the modern world demands […]
Know what I mean?
ALTHOUGH a basic skill in the sense that it is necessary to our very survival, communication is the most nuanced and elegant tool available to humanity. It shapes and enhances every aspect of our highly-collaborative modern lives with verbal and hand-written forms looked over in favour of more technologically advanced options. It’s been a very […]
A latte for your heart?
Earlier this month, Nature Medicine published a study on inﬂammasome gene modules which found tenuous but suggestive evidence that coffee could be good for your health, and not just for propelling you through that brutal 8.30am seminar. Sandford University scientists found that expression of a speciﬁc set of these modules is closely tied to the […]
TV talent(less): Prime Time Whine
In a stroke of terrible luck for those praying that everything awful would be left in 2016, the first Saturday night of the new year saw the BBC’s Let It Shine pitted against The Voice. On television. For entertainment. Viewers were offered perhaps the toughest choice of the year so far: Gary Barlow’s latest televised […]
Mass murder or mass hysteria?
Want to hear a joke? Okay, here goes: there’s an escaped convict roaming the streets you probably live on or near, and he’s knifed six people tonight. One of the kids in our year died. I watched it from my window. Better lock your doors. I couldn’t believe the tweets, comments, Snapchats and statuses before […]
Made in Dagenham: Directors’ Interview
I meet Rosie Thomas and Ella Nokes, co-directors of Shotgun Theatre’s upcoming show “Made in Dagenham”, at 9am on the Monday of exam week. The day is the first – and last – term time break in a monster rehearsal schedule which has consumed hours of the cast and crew’s lives since September; a reprieve […]
National Poetry Day: what’s the fuss?
Since 1994, our rainy island nation has set aside the otherwise dreary first Thursday of October every year to celebrate an art form that writers have begged, borrowed, stolen, manipulated, warped and loved since before being “British” was even a thing: the poem. From the moment Homer set down his Iliad, poetry has been firmly […]
Review: Two Gentlemen
The enormous energy which pulsates through the entire company is truly an awe-inspiring force of nature; sitting in the Northcott waiting for the touring players to emerge, the whole audience seemed aware of the space, almost trembling in anticipation of the riotous performance about to ensue. The company’s choice of mellow 60’s soft rock to knead […]